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Mudzer or Anybody Else, got any close up pics of the 2.5 Rockwells in a K5

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Depdog, May 24, 2002.

  1. Depdog

    Depdog 1/2 ton status Author

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    The title says it all. Wanting to get a good look at driveshaft angles, and also the front diff to engine issue.

    Thanks
    Depdog
     
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    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.exaxt.ca/>http://www.exaxt.ca/</a>

    this is ryeguys own website on how to mog your ride

    Later
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Those are MOG axles Frank.../forums/images/icons/tongue.gif

    Rene
     
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    My bad.......
     
  6. Mudzer

    Mudzer 1/2 ton status Author

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    Steve Sharp has Rockwells in his 72 K5. Here is a link to some pics of his new frame installation/WMS Dual Case installation. Let me know if you need to see more.

    http://www.extreme4wheelin.com/tech/frame_rebuild/pictures.htm

    You thinking about going with rockwells? I agree, why waste time with 1 ton when you can buy 2.5 ton axles cheaper! Problem is, no more highway trips with 6.72 gearing!

    Guess you'll have to get a tow rig and trailer! /forums/images/icons/crazy.gif
     
  7. Depdog

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    You can do highway trips, if you have at least 44" tires, I was thinking 44" swampers or maybe a set of the military tires.

    Now a spare is a whole different ball game. Gotta put some type of small hoist on the cage to pick the darn thing up and put it in the back.

    Depdog
     
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    Do you know why he replaced the front frame half?

    Depdog
     
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    I believe he wanted to rework the suspension and also gain some breakover angle. So, he rebuilt the frame from the front hanger of the rear spring forward. He flipped the shackles to the front and installed new springs. I have heard with the larger axles, they tend to tweak springs more than lighter axles. Thats only hearsay. I guess it would be a good idea to have the frontend arc away from the wheelwells to cure our stuff problems. Shackles up front should do that.

    To gain breakover, the new frame is much tighter to the body and is stronger than the previous frame. Plus the Dual Case is in the framerails.
     
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    Hey, Dep...Email or PM hotrodk5. He's right down the interstate from me in Columbia Tn and is in the final stage of the 2.5 conversion. He's a custom fabricator and such. Sure he has a few hints, tips or ideas for ya.
     
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    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.chuckstrucks.net>www.chuckstrucks.net</a>

    they make custom laser cut discs and stuff for rockwells

    Later
     
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    I asked Steve specifically about the shackles in the front. He said that the rockwells seemed to hop alot when the shackle was in the rear- when he was on loose stuff. He says shackles in the front cures that. From what I saw, his truck performs flawlessly.
     

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